BOOK REVIEW: Lexcel Financial Management & Business Planning Toolkit

20 February 2017By Tony Roe

Particularly useful are the downloadable budgets, cashflow forecasts and variance analyses in their respective sections.

BOOK REVIEW: Precedent Library for the General Practitioner (3rd ed)

13 February 2017By David Pickup

A packed book and CD-ROM for the general practitioner


BOOK REVIEW: The Curious History of Dating – from Jane Austen to Tinder

9 February 2017By

This is a pacey, intelligent and authoritative account with bags of wit.

BOOK REVIEW: No Bar to Success

6 February 2017By James Couzens

An eminently readable account of an East End boy's route to silk.

BOOK REVIEW: Memory of Beheram

6 February 2017By Nicholas Goodman

This book is not for the faint-hearted.


6 February 2017By Nicholas Goodman

Too many ingredients to make a satisfying dish?

BOOK REVIEW: Cyber Security Toolkit

6 February 2017By David Pickup

There is plenty of guidance, checklists and examples, and a CD with precedents.

BOOK REVIEW: The Whistler

6 February 2017By

A slow buildup led to a jaw-dropping moment.

BOOK REVIEW: The Black Panther: The trials and abductions of Donald Neilson

30 January 2017By Nicholas Goodman

Ex-law tutor Gordon Lowe brilliantly portrays the criminal mind.

BOOK REVIEW: Crash Course: To Hell in a Handcart

30 January 2017By Goldie Millan

Despite some mistakes this is a gripping and promising first novel.

BOOK REVIEW: COLPs Toolkit (2nd edition)

23 January 2017By David Pickup

This book is a toolkit complete with draft policies, checklists and procedures, all on a CD.

BOOK REVIEW: Times Change – Before the Children Act

23 January 2017By Tom Garbett

At times this procedure-heavy novel reads like a law school case study.

BOOK REVIEW: Profitability and law firm management (2nd edition)

9 January 2017By David Pickup

Managing partners need to read this book, which can be dipped into or read at length.

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BOOK REVIEW: Flack’s Last Shift

9 January 2017By Sir Mark Warby

A prolific writer of non-fiction takes a confident stride with this debut novel.


Christmas gift ideas: legal books

22 December 2016By David Pickup

David Pickup runs through a selection of legal-themed books that could serve as stocking-fillers.

BOOK REVIEW: Partner Remuneration in Law Firms

28 November 2016By Janet Gaymer

Usefully brings together expert views on a subject which is a continuing preoccupation for law firm leaders around the world.

BOOK REVIEW: The Trials of the King of Hampshire: Madness, Secrecy and Betrayal in Georgian England

28 November 2016By

There is much to interest a lawyer-reader in Elizabeth Foyster’s account of the lunacy commission convened to decide whether the Third Earl of Portsmouth should be declared insane.


TV review: Goliath

21 November 2016By

Billy McBride is the good guy with the suitably colourful backstory.

BOOK REVIEW: The Legal Training Handbook (1st edition)

21 November 2016By David Pickup

Training needs to be planned, budgeted for, and appraised – as this book attests.

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